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Brewed by Granite Brewery (Toronto)
Style: Bitter
Toronto, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dry hopped full bodied ale, copper in color.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3907) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Draft - Caramel, grassy hops and a slight bitterness. Clear gold with a decent white head. Caramel, resinous hops and a mild long lasting bitterness that has some grains. Nice example of a casket ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HipHopOpotamus (229) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 I enjoyed this Bitter beer. One of the better Bitters I have tasted. Was cool being able to take some home with me in big Growler bottles. Also the food at the brewery was very good, it is a nice little place to visit if anyone is in Younge and Eglinton area.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1061) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
An old favourite of mine from when I lived nearby. Turns out itís pretty much as good as I remember. Appearance: clear amber with foamy 3/4-inch head. Aroma: English hops and caramel. Taste: caramel, bread, with a big bitter finish. Great cask texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
Grey Cup 2012. Sample tray. Had the Best Bitter on tap and the Best Bitter dry hopped cask. I prefered the tap. Nice copper body. Bubbly head and nice lace. Long comforting woody hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
Unwinding after Cask Days. #oncask at the Granite. Nicely balanced sessionable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (161) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
From growler into pint glass. Pours a lovely coppery colour with light pillowy head that dissipates fairly quickly, and light to medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a light malty flavour with a hint of hoppiness, and medium bitter aftertaste. A solid British-style bitter,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1126) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Glass poured off a growler. Aroma was a good balance between light hops and caramel malt. Looks good with a nice copper/amber colour and some decent off-white head even though it was poured off a previously opened growler. Taste was very balanced between bitter hops and caramel malts. Solid body. Overall, a very good East Coast bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3896) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 Great carbonation, in keeping with an English bitter. Nice leave of hops - dry bitter leave is excellent. A great craft beer. On tap at Granite

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
From Henry House in Halifax. What a beautiful, easy to enjoy bitter. Creamy in the mouth, bitter end with some very light hop pronouncement as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
On tap @ The Henry House in Halifax, enjoyed as part of a tasting tray. Slightly darker than the Best Bitter, owing to the hop oils Iím guessing. I find there is more chocolate in here, both in the aroma and palate, along with a more pronounced bitterness and pithy dryness. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.


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